Overview

For whom who love exploring the nature with culture and people, this tour will bring you close to the nature with visit to ethnic villages at Inle Lake, Sagar, Phekhone, experience trekking at Loikaw and elephant bathing at Magwe Village.

  • Day 1: Heho Airport – Inle Lake Sightseeing
  • Day 2: Inle Lake – Sagar – Phekhone – Loikaw
  • Day 03: Loikaw Sightseeing
  • Day 04: Loikaw – Trekking Day trip – Padaung Village
  • Day 05: Loikaw – Kalaw – Sightseeing
  • Day 06: Kalaw – Elephant Camp.
  • Day 07: Kalaw – Heho

Full Itinerary

Heho Airport – Inle Lake Sightseeing

Day 1

Upon arrival in Heho in the moring, our tour guide will meet you at airport and drive for an hour along a scenic route which leads to Nyaung Shwe village, the gateway to Inle Lake. Along the way, encounter workshops that specialize in traditional Shan paper and umbrella crafting.  Upon reaching the lake’s shores, a short orientation tour will introduce you to the temples, monasteries, and tea shops of Nyaung Shwe. Then, ride a private motorboat across the surface of Inle Lake. As the hills and fishing canoes fade into the background, take your time to enjoy one of Myanmar’s most breathtaking sights. You will pass the stilt houses of the local Intha people, local fishermen, and floating gardens.

Next, visit Nga Hpe Chaung Monastery, which houses several Buddha images and was once known for its jumping cats. Proceed to the Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda, the region’s main religious and ceremonial site, which contains five sacred Buddha images decorated with gold leaf. If you’re interested, you can even visit a local workshop and see silk-weavers, boat-builders, cigar-makers, blacksmiths, or silversmiths in action.

Meal: Welcome Dinner.  Accommodation: Hotel in Nyaungshwe town – Inle Lake

Inle Lake – Sagar – Phekhone – Loikaw

Day 2

Start from Nyaung Shwe town (commercial center of Heho), we will start our boat trip to Hpe-Kom, the last lake of Inle. On the way we will visit Sagar village, famous for more than 400 pagodas and stupas on its land. Have your own lunch on the lake and continue our boat ride to Hpe-Kom. Admire the beautiful, lush scenery on boat side of this lake. Inle´s calm waters are dotted with floating vegetation, fishing canoes and bamboo houses will free your hassle away. We will reach Hpe-kom and after 1 hour driving, arrive Loikaw, the capical of Kayah State.

Check in hotel in Loikaw, we will visit the Kayah museum to study the traditional way of living of the Kayah people. At late evening, we will proceed to Thiri Mingalar Taung Kwe Zedi, the landmark of the Kayah State, to enjoy panoramic view of Loikaw and its surroundings at sunset time.

We will then have dinner in your own account and overnight in Loikaw.

Loikaw Sightseeing

Day 03

After your breakfast, we begin the day with a tour of Loikaws highlights with stops at the Haw Kyaung, a former Shan chieftain’s palace, which has been converted into a monastery and the Kayah State Museum, to learn about the fascinating history and culture of the state. After a lunch stop, we drive 30 minutes out of town into the serene countryside to explore the recently opened Kyat Gu cave system, a sprawling limestone cavern full of mesmerizing geological structures. In the late afternoon we return to town to enjoy a beautiful sunset atop Loikaws iconic Taung Kwe Pagoda. The pagoda is perched on top of a limestone outcrop overlooking the city and offers excellent views of the surrounding landscape

Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Loikaw

Loikaw – Trekking Day trip – Padaung Village

Day 04

One hour transfer by car brings you to Pa Say Lar Village in Dee Maw Soe Township to jump off our wonderful 6 hours trek to Panpet Village, the origin place of the Kayan (Padaung) tribe. Take time so see the long neck “giraffe” woman. There are about 20 – 25 houses in the village that the woman still wear the bronze coils around their neck. Taste the local wine while visiting the house and talking to the ethnic tribe to get better knowledge about their history. Start trekking in the midst of beautiful and breathtaking wide range of mountains. A lunch box will be served on the way.

After Panpat, drive back to Dee Maw Soe and a short stop at Ngwe Taung Dam before returning to your hotel for a rest. We will finish the evening by enjoying your choice of coffee, fruit juice or beer at one of the many coffee shops surrounding Nyaung Yar Lake. Locals descend on the lake in the early evening to take in the cool weather, row boats and lively atmosphere.

Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Yangon

Loikaw – Kalaw – Sightseeing

Day 05

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kalaw. This 5 hour-travelling on road will pass through the villages where people grow seasonal farming products, from sesame to pea, corn, wheat… to fruit like mango, avocado, oranges… Passing each village, you will witness the different specialty, join the farmers or just taking pictures on the way. Lunch at Hpe-Kom with local fishes. Continue driving back to Kalaw – the England old colonial hill station, also the biggest farming products town of Burmese. Reach Kalaw in late afternoon, you will feel the fresh atmosphere and refresh of climate as this town is 1,400 meters over the sea level.

Kalaw – Elephant Camp.

Day 06

Pick up from Kalaw, and drive to Magwe Village and walk to the camp

Take a light refreshment. Walk to the river to the Elephant bath. You can join in feeding and bathing the elephants.

Exploration of the forest area on the elephant back, opportunity to see butterflies, birds and orchids in the area.

Lunch in the main camp. After the lunch, you can explore the surrounding area with a local trekking guide

You are also welcome to join us in planting indigenous trees from our nursery in our forest recovery efforts

Back to Elephant camp and drive back to Kalaw.

Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: N/A

Kalaw – Heho

Day 07

This moring, relax until meet our driver and transfer to Heho airport to connect with other adventures in Myanmar.

End of services.

Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: N/A

 TOUR ENDS

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